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Cross-Country Is Becoming Increasingly Popular at My Son's School -- And With Good Reason

Christopher Lamb | Posted 09.02.2014 | Sports
Christopher Lamb

I don't know if the rising number of kids running cross-country at my son's school represents a trend. But I hope it does.

Tips for Incorporating Wellness into Every Day

Next Jump | Posted 09.02.2014 | Business
Next Jump

I have the great fortune of working for a company that values the health of its employees as one of its foundational principles. Even better, I am now in a position where I am helping others achieve that sense of health and wellbeing that I once lacked

Is Personal Training Dead?

Jamie Walker | Posted 09.02.2014 | Healthy Living
 Jamie Walker

People now have endless options when it comes to their fitness, and rather than doubling down on one activity, they're taking a more holistic approach and exploring options that fit their individual budgets, lifestyles and interests.

Punch the Bag, Punch the Thoughts

Maria Senise | Posted 09.01.2014 | Healthy Living
Maria Senise

Lately, I've been wanting to bang my head against the wall in an attempt to rid my mind of its rampant, intrusive thoughts. Knowing that will only lead to a headache without resolution, I've been resorting to punching the bag instead. Boxing, man; boxing is where it's at.

How Stress Is Affecting Your Stomach

Jenny C. Evans | Posted 09.02.2014 | Healthy Living
Jenny C. Evans

You may think you got dealt a lousy genetic hand when it came to fat distribution, but what you might not know is that chronic fat around your midsection might be due to stress.

8 Ways To Bust Out Of A Fitness Slump

Angeles Burke | Posted 08.31.2014 | Healthy Living
Angeles Burke

If you have been going to the gym for months, it can be frustrating when your progress has come to a halt. Instead of quitting, try adding some intensity to your workouts. These tips are simple ways to break past plateaus without trying to reinvent the wheel.

Want To Be Invited Into You? A Pre-Labor Day Meditation

Amy Elias, MS | Posted 08.29.2014 | Healthy Living
Amy Elias, MS

Mostly, this time of the year is a liminal space between here and there, then and now and you and me. Want to rewire, recalibrate and reinvent the next unfolding moment of the Truth of You and your own breath, your way? This is your invitation to entrain to new weather, time, space and commitments.

Shedding My 'Ugly' Truth Through CrossFit

Toan Lam | Posted 08.28.2014 | Healthy Living
Toan Lam

I can go on forever about how exercise has physically challenged and changed me. But above all, spiritually, this has been a lesson of evolving, facing my fears and feeling deserving to (as my sister says) be proud of and own the body that houses my soul, that takes you to the next day, the next dimension.

Self-Taught Yoga and the Need for a Teacher

Kino MacGregor | Posted 08.28.2014 | Healthy Living
Kino MacGregor

It is my hope that each student of yoga finds a true guide along the arduous path of the inner tradition of yoga.

Matt Sheehan

Proof That Chinese Grandparents Are More Athletic Than You

HuffingtonPost.com | Matt Sheehan | Posted 08.27.2014 | World

BEIJING -- No treadmills, no iPods and no sweat-wicking fabrics. No protein shakes, no hot yoga and no Fitbit. Armed with just jungle gym equipment an...

The Ultimate Guide To Building A New Habit

James Clear | Posted 08.27.2014 | Healthy Living
James Clear

Understanding how to build new habits (and how your current ones work) is essential for making progress in your health, your happiness, and your life in general. But there can be a lot of information out there, and most of it isn't very simple to digest.

6 Things That Will Set Your Child Soaring At School This Year

Hilary Wilce | Posted 08.26.2014 | Parents
Hilary Wilce

There are six things will make all the difference to how well your child does at school this year. Six things will make them feel happy to walk into the classroom, excited about what they are learning there, and able to use all their energies to play, learn and grow.

The Ultimate Unofficial Gym-Goers Guide

Dr. Amy Shah | Posted 08.26.2014 | Healthy Living
Dr. Amy Shah

Are you a member of a gym? Want to try a new exercise or class but not sure what to expect! You're in luck because I embarrassed myself by trying every fitness trend in the industry and broke it down for you.

Taking It to the Streets -- Walking Meetings Are All the Rage

Rana Florida | Posted 08.25.2014 | Business
Rana Florida

It's a sitting crisis. The offices we've imprisoned ourselves in are increasing our health care costs and taking a toll on our productivity and mental health.

Exercise Can Be Hard, Unless Your Cat Is Helping You

The Huffington Post | Sarah Barness | Posted 08.22.2014 | Comedy

We get by with a little help from our friends -- especially when it comes to exercising to a Tracy Anderson workout video. Let's face it, those things...

Doing This Exercise May Boost Brain Function In Older Adults

The Huffington Post | Shelley Emling | Posted 08.19.2014 | Fifty

Seeking some inner peace? A new study suggests that hatha yoga not only helps you relax, but also may boost brain function in older adults. Researc...

The 6 Keys to Living the Sweet Life

Chris LuVogt | Posted 08.18.2014 | Healthy Living
Chris LuVogt

Most of us want a better quality of life, happiness, and longevity. But few of us bother to really take note of how we are progressing towards these goals, and too often get caught up in the details of "life" while ignoring how well we are actually living. Luckily, there is a simple trick to help you stay on track and turn your life into a truly sweet one, and all it takes is a humble sticky note.

Why Are We So Obsessed With Getting Older That We Need To Know Everyone's Age?

Carol E Wyer | Posted 08.13.2014 | Fifty
Carol E Wyer

Why is it, whenever a reporter interviews you, they ask how old you are? The last time this happened to me, I asked that very question. The reporter replied, 'People want to know how old you are, so we have to put down your age.'

My Three Life Secrets to Thriving

Caitlin Roberson | Posted 08.11.2014 | Healthy Living
Caitlin Roberson

Action influences emotions, which crystalize beliefs. These in turn inspire us to pursue what we hope for with that much more joy, focus and hope. That's what these three practices do for me.

Healing Anxiety or a Broken Heart: The Tools Are the Same

Jenine Durland | Posted 08.06.2014 | Women
Jenine Durland

I've accepted yet another invitation from my teacher, and will be heading out on a new journey, one that takes this place of love and light and suffering -- the heart center -- as a starting point, and charts the course of movement, breath, and awareness into a realm of unknowing.

Fear, Control and Sweating Out the Crazy

Maria Senise | Posted 08.06.2014 | Healthy Living
Maria Senise

I've always known it, but truly, right now, I realize how incredibly imperative exercise is to my health. Sure, my physical health benefits from it, my body becomes stronger, but more importantly for me, my mental and emotional health benefits hugely.

5 Things I Learned About Life on My First Backpacking Trip

Kathleen Buckstaff | Posted 08.04.2014 | Women
Kathleen Buckstaff

For three days, I didn't brush my hair, I didn't wear makeup and I wore the same pants. Pee splattered on my ankles, and my nails were full of dirt. I gave up on my appearance. Instead, I looked at lakes, mountains and wildflowers. The result? My inner beauty felt alive and healthy.

Exercise vs. Play

Zach Dean | Posted 08.04.2014 | Healthy Living
Zach Dean

Playful people are present in the moment, enjoy their lives, and are not bound to the rigidity of broken social structure. Their way of being leads to meaningful connection, fulfillment, and sparks positive change in our world.

Are You In The Right Race?

Peg Melnik | Posted 07.29.2014 | Good News
Peg Melnik

The world, I'm convinced, is made up of runners. Every morning they suit up, figuratively put on their running shoes and prepare for the big race. Wh...

The 4 Best Stretches For Bike Riders

SELF | Posted 07.27.2014 | Healthy Living
SELF

You have to give your body the attention it needs post-biking so that it can perform at its best. Try these four stretches before and after your next ride and you'll hopefully find your legs, neck, and hips feeling looser and less sore.